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October 2017

Stein and Dine: An IABC Chicago Young Professionals Oktoberfest Event!

October 12, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

  Fall into one of Chicago’s most talented groups of communications professionals by joining us at an Oktoberfest Happy Hour at Bohemian House in River North from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 12! Come for the happy hour specials, stay for the fun and friendly networking with a unique mix of professionals whose areas of expertise cover a wide spectrum of communications practices. This event is open to professionals of all ages, and you need not be…

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October Professional Development Luncheon: Navigating Emotional Change to Influence, Engage and Mobilize Employees

October 25, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

  Help kickstart IABC’s fall season with a networking luncheon and interactive session led by Chris Williams, managing director of Root Inc. Chris will guide us through a discussion about how organizations can navigate the emotional implications of change on employees by taking a more thoughtful and systematic approach to ensuring emotional and intellectual engagement. 11:30 – 12:00 p.m. Registration and networking 12:00 – 12:30 p.m. Lunch begins 12:30 – 1:15 p.m. Presentation and Q&A 1:15 – 1:30 p.m. Wrap up…

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November 2017

November Professional Development Luncheon: Trends Shaping the Way We Approach Social Media Today

November 2, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Golin, 875 N. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611 United States
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  Join us for a site visit to the offices of Golin to learn about their approach to keeping abreast of social media trends and to visit their “Bridge” – a command center where they monitor up-to-the-minute events and news pertinent to their clients’ brands and reputations so they can advise them on appropriate actions. Attendees will take away information about: How to harness the organic equity of influencers. Key trends in social media and how you can ensure you’re…

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Free Webinar for IABC Members: How to Reestablish Trust in the Media 

November 7, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

How to Reestablish Trust in the Media  Presented by Annie Scranton 69% of Americans do not believe the news media are “honest and truthful.” That means we’ve lost the attention of almost two thirds of our country, and the power of influence with it. How do you regain trust? What makes a good media campaign in today’s environment? How do communication specialists battle public opinion to continue advocating for their clients? One word: Storytelling. Even predating writing, storytelling has been the most…

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IABC Gold Quill Awards Early Bird Entry Deadline

November 15, 2017

  Every year, IABC’s Gold Quill Awards program recognizes work from around the world that soars to new heights. For more than 40 years, IABC’s Gold Quill Awards have recognized and awarded excellence in strategic communication worldwide. Gold Quill is the only awards program that honors the dedication, innovation and passion of communicators on a global scale. Since 2008, more than 4,451 projects have been entered in the Gold Quill Awards. Are you ready to soar? Share your best work by…

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Coffee with Communicators: Experiential Marketing

November 16, 2017 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
Women’s Athletic Club, 626 N. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611 United States
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Join us for Coffee with Communicators on Nov. 16 to learn about what experiential marketing is and why it's trending as a new tool for communicators and marketers. Please join us for breakfast and networking as we welcome Melisa O’Keeffe and Kristin Quinn of Gravel Experiential who will guide us through their work in experiential marketing and demonstrate how they combine it with more traditional marketing techniques to create measurable ROI. All levels of communications expertise and experience are welcome and…

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Free Webinar for IABC Members: Exploring the Convergence of Internal and External Communication

November 16, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

  Presented by Katie Macaulay and Mario Theodorou Social media continues to have a profound impact on the communication landscape. A significant change for practitioners has been the convergence of internal and external communication. Once discrete practices with their own teams, processes and audiences, they are now forging ever-closer ties. What are the implications for communicators on both sides of the fence? Is it possible—or beneficial—to merge both disciplines? Or are there important differences that must be understood and respected? Two…

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December 2017

Free Webinar for IABC Members: Performance Reviews that Actually Enhance Performance

December 7, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

  Presented by Jay Sullivan Communication plays a vital role in delivering a successful performance review. However, finding the right words may not always be easy. Without proper planning, you run the risk of missing opportunities for growth and not addressing issues that could hinder progress. In this session, Jay Sullivan will walk attendees through giving and receiving an annual review to support the goals of the company and grow the individual. This webinar will cover strategies and tactics to plan…

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IABC Chicago Holiday Party

December 14, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Beatrix Fulton Market, 834 W Fulton Market
Chicago, IL 60607 United States
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  The end of the year is near and we are ready to celebrate! Join us for IABC Chicago’s annual holiday party on Thursday, December 14, 2017 in Beatrix’s beautiful new Fulton Market location. Mingle and network with fellow communications professionals as we slow down and enjoy each other’s company in the midst of the hustle and bustle of the season. All are welcome. Appetizers and drinks are included. Thursday, December 14, 2017 6:00 - 8:30 p.m. Beatrix - Fulton Market 834 W Fulton Market…

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January 2018

IABC Gold Quill Awards Entry Deadline

January 10

Every year, IABC’s Gold Quill Awards program recognizes work from around the world that soars to new heights. For more than 40 years, IABC’s Gold Quill Awards have recognized and awarded excellence in strategic communication worldwide. Gold Quill is the only awards program that honors the dedication, innovation and passion of communicators on a global scale. Since 2008, more than 4,451 projects have been entered in the Gold Quill Awards. Are you ready to soar? Share your best work by entering…

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